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Loyola University Chicago Celebrates 2014 Founders’ Dinner
Annual Gala Event on June 28 to Honor 14 Award Recipients

CHICAGO, June 25, 2014 – Loyola University Chicago will celebrate its annual Founders’ Dinner on Saturday, June 28, at the University’s Lake Shore Campus (1032 W. Sheridan Rd.). The event celebrates the alumni and members of the Loyola community who exhibit the qualities of leadership in industry, leadership in community, and service to others. This year, the event will recognize 14 award recipients as part of the celebration.

This year’s award recipients include Dr. Judith A. Mayotte, PhD (MUND ’62)—Coffey Award and Dr. Philip R. O’Connor, PhD (JFRC ’68–’69, BA ’70)—Felice Award.

Additionally, Loyola’s schools and colleges also honor an alumnus/alumna with the Damen Award. This year’s winners include:

Founders’ Dinner, which benefits the University’s Presidential Scholarship Fund, continues to be one of the major highlights of the year for members of the University community. Attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception in the Arnold J. Damen, S.J., Student Center, dinner in the Joseph J. Gentile Arena, and entertainment provided by the University’s co-ed a cappella singing group Loyolacappella.

For ticket information and more on the awards, please visit LUC.edu/founders or call 800.256.9652.

About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. More than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and GraduateSchool. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.


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